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So 2nd from the right, I discovered a blank switch with a harness connection. I'm trying to figure out what option it may have been for.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/BNCLFWh6tp5DdGgX9

It's not my foglights, it's not cruise control on/off. It's not a dimmer POT for the dash illumination. I suspect heated seats are the two blanks in the center console. Perhaps it could have been for heated mirrors? Some other XS/XT option not present in my 2004 Forester X?

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Ugh it looks from a pic I found of an XS, that it's a lame option I don't care about anyhow - wiper de-icer it looks like, based on position at least.

 

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There's a blank on my XS as well; can't remember what's behind it but I used the other spare for my driving lights switch.
 

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Some of the pins in those, such as switch illumination, always on, key-on, or ground, could be useful in controlling DIY accessories. Others go off into nowhere and can be safely chopped off and taped shut.

The two Illumination wires are usually colored Orange with a White Stripe, and Violet. They usually occupy a standard location in a plug. Both are necessary to light up the internal light in the switch. Note my use of 'usually'. YMMV! Test before committing.

Leave enough wire to connect to the new stuff when you chop off the unknowns.
 
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